Review: Tokyo Vice

I made the mistake of heading up north two weeks ago with only one novel. I am not a kindle owner (I know, I know) and I should have known that within a few days, that sole tome would be consumed and I would be looking for more reading material. Luckily, my traveling companion loaned... Continue Reading →

Review: A Geek in Japan

My apologies for not posting in a couple of days. My family and I took a quick trip to Okinawa over the weekend, an interesting and emotional return for us as it was the place my daughter was born and she wanted to actually see the areas we used to live in and frequent. Despite... Continue Reading →

Review: My Awesome Japanese Adventure

If you have teens or tweens who are curious about Japan, I suggest attempting to snag a copy of┬áMy Awesome Japan Adventure by Rebecca Otowa. There are admittedly tons of books ABOUT Japan out there and more than a few fictional young adult stories set in Japan, but this title is more of an autobiographical... Continue Reading →

5 Faves: Japan Fiction for Adults

I have to admit, I've never read Murakami. Or Soseki. Or even Lafcadio Hearn. I know. I know. What kind of Japanophile am I? The kind that also finds authors like Steinbeck and Joyce too dense for my liking, and they wrote in my own language. I definitely enjoy a good nonfiction tome but when... Continue Reading →

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